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Photon plans world’s largest solar+storage project in South Australia

Dutch renewables company Photon Energy has announced it will build “the world’s largest” solar-plus-storage project to date, teaming with Australian technology provider and project developer RayGen Resources to develop a facility that will deliver 300 MW of solar generation and 3.6 GWh of energy storage.

International ‘heavy-hitters’ line up for green hydrogen hub

South Australia’s plan to establish a world-leading green hydrogen industry has received a major boost with the state government confirming it has received “tens of billions” of dollars of proposed investments from both Australian and international “heavy-hitters” as it looks to transform land at Port Bonython into a multi-user export-focused precinct.

Contract Power signs on to deliver solar solution for WA miner

The Australian mining industry’s transition towards renewable-powered operations continues with Pilbara Minerals appointing Contract Power Australia to install and operate a 6 MW solar farm at its Pilgangoora Lithium Project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Former AGL chief appointed to head up Transgrid

Brett Redman, the former CEO of Australian energy utility AGL has been named as the new chief executive officer at electricity network operator Transgrid.

What is COP26, and why is it important?

Here’s the rundown of everything you need to know about the upcoming Glasgow Climate Summit.

WA’s largest solar farm changes hands as SUN Energy rises

Indonesian solar PV developer SUN Energy has announced itself in the Australian market, revealing it will purchase the largest solar farm in Western Australia as part of its bold ambition to become a major player in the APAC renewable energy market.

SA drives ahead with road-user charge for EV owners

Owners of electric cars in South Australia will soon be charged for every kilometre they drive with the state government’s push to impose a tax on electric vehicles gathering speed with a Bill to allow the new road-user levy passed in the Upper House.

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Neoen notes major milestone as 460 MWp solar farm connects to grid

French renewables developer Neoen’s massive 460 MWp solar farm in Queensland’s Western Downs region is rapidly advancing toward completion with state-owned network operator Powerlink confirming connection to the electricity grid is now complete.

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Between the lines, Morrison’s plan has coal on the way out, with the future bright

The most striking feature of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s long-term emissions reduction plan outlined on Tuesday is not the long-telegraphed commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050, or the promise of a $20 billion clean energy program (around 0.2% of national income annually).

Horizon rolls out solar+storage solution in state’s most remote settlement

One of Australia’s most remote settlements will soon be powered by renewable energy with Western Australia utility Horizon Power announcing construction is well progressed on a 700 kWac solar farm and a 1.78 MWh battery energy storage system being installed in Kalumburu.

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